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Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

4 Pa. Code 115.2

Summary Title

Workers' Compensation: Civil Defense Volunteer

Summary

Civil defense volunteers enrolled with the State Council of Civil Defense who are injured during an authorized civil defense and disaster training activity are entitled to workers' compensation. Training activities are only authorized when ordered by the State Council of Civil Defense.

Full Title

Authorization requirements

Full Text

The required authorization of civil defense and disaster training, test or operational activities by the State Council of Civil Defense shall be governed by the following provisions: (1) Compensation benefits shall be paid only to duly enrolled civil defense volunteers accidentally injured while engaged in civil defense or disaster training, test or operational activities specifically authorized by the State Council of Civil Defense. (2) Civil defense and disaster training activities shall be deemed to be authorized only when one of the following occurs: (i) A qualified employe of the State Council of Civil Defense, or of any other Federal or State department or agency cooperating in a program specifically approved by the Council, has been designated and is actively serving as instructor of the activities; or (ii) An official Training or Test Authorization Request (Form SCCD TAR, Rev. 3/63), covering each specific course, or series of similar courses or activity programs to be carried out during a single calendar year, has been prepared and submitted to and approved by the State Council of Civil Defense prior to initiation of the course or programs, in accordance with instructions prescribed by the State Director of Civil Defense. (3) Civil defense and disaster tests shall be deemed to be authorized only in the event that if one of the following: (i) The tests shall be ordered, or called, by the State Council of Civil Defense. (ii) An official Training or Test Authorization Request (Form SCCD TAR, Rev. 3/63), covering each specific test shall be prepared, submitted to and approved by the State Council of Civil Defense prior to initiation of the said test, in accordance with instructions prescribed by the State Director of Civil Defense. (4) Civil defense and disaster operations shall be deemed to be authorized only when duly enrolled civil defense volunteers have been one of the following: (i) Officially ordered or called to emergency duty by the State Director of Civil Defense. (ii) Officially ordered or called to duty by the executive officer or governing body of their respective political subdivisions to meet the threat of an emergency which shall be specifically deemed by the executive officer or governing body to be of such severity or magnitude as to warrant the use of civil defense personnel.